Well, “small is beautiful” goes in sync with the kind of mindset that wishes to enjoy in a cozy house. As the changes in life-cycle influence the lifestyle of everyone, so do the interests of buying or possessing a house that undergoes changes accordingly. Almost everyone dreams to buy a penthouse, or an independent villa having a huge front garden, backyard and majestic portico, while the rooms are spaciously stuffed with lavish furnishings. But eventually, such dreams get disappeared when one wakes up to reality. To enjoy a luxurious lifestyle once in a blue moon is affordable, but if that becomes a routine, such glamour loses its significance. The Sooner one realizes of nuances having a bigger home, the better it would be to strike a happy balance than weighing out on an extravaganza.
Intention to downsize the home begins to understand the inner self and the fundamental essential requirements to fulfil a satisfying life than to get carried away with mundane showy glamour that’s hard to maintain from all dimensions. Often, people prefer to bond with neighbors by attuning to their thoughts and lifestyle. Perhaps that’s the reason why so much variety of housing colonies get developed catering to all kinds of people.
Nevertheless, home buyers or tenants focus primarily on immediate cost-effective and comfortable living than an outlandish way to exhibit the outside world. Smaller homes have more advantages than those of having a size bigger than one can afford in terms of lower upfront costs, lower maintenance, highly secured, and less time-consuming. Not necessarily, small homes must appear shrunken or crimped instead can be made roomier when added with ideal interiors and lighting. Small homes will allow people to be more organized, collaborative, share and care for each other. All these lively interactions make the home a happy home than just a castle with furnishings.
Small homes allow to streamline the activities and thus be more productive while saving time for other leisure activities and family time. Small homes breed a sense of belongingness that attaches to people emotionally and spend little on its frequent maintenance thereby creating a stress-free environment. They even add to reducing the family’s carbon footprints by lowering energy requirements, less water utility in washrooms and kitchen, keeping the rooms cool with energy-efficient coolers and ACs etc.
Indeed, small smize homes will not allow clutter and unnecessary fat in the home décor. This will further reduce impulsive buying and saves from extra cash outflows. Beauty lies in the beholder’s eyes, and the way one organizes things with fabulous designs and color schemes to the wall and wardrobes make the home more adorable than irksome.
Buying smaller homes can actually help in paying off the debt, if any, very early and allows the owners to plan for their post-retirement expenditure. Smaller homes also help limit spending on utilities and save money for emergencies. Money saved is money earned.
In fact, owners of small homes invest their extra savings to buy other similar affordable homes and can earn extra income through renting our leasing out. It's less risky to invest in small homes as such properties will fetch minimum returns as and when required without losing their market value. Moreover, disposing of smaller homes will not be a tough task either for the owners or the agents in finding a suitable buyer. Another hidden advantage is the price of small homes gets escalated faster than the larger homes, due to demand from the migratory population, especially in cities with cosmopolitan cultures.
On the contrary to having a dream big house, smaller homes will even restrict the flow of frequent guests that may have a toll on both the physical and financial health of the household. It does not mean, guests will get avoided, rather longer stay-backs will get reduced and the routine won’t get disturbed.